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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $165K in Drugs

Release Date: 
May 11, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two U.S. citizens during separate weekend smuggling attempts at the Port of Nogales.

A suitcase within a smuggling vehicle was found to contain nearly six pounds of heroin when officers searched it.

A suitcase within a smuggling vehicle was found to contain nearly six pounds of heroin when officers searched it.

Officers at the Mariposa crossing arrested a 52-year-old man after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the Chevrolet truck he was driving on May 10. During a secondary inspection of the vehicle, officers located nearly 171 pounds of marijuana worth approximately $85,000.

Earlier that day, officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing arrested a 26-year-old woman after finding nearly six pounds of heroin, valued at more than $79,000, hidden within a suitcase inside of her Chevrolet sedan.

Officers processed for seizure all drugs and vehicles involved, and referred the subjects to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017